Poultry production: How to source day-old chicks

The success of a broiler production business depends on a reliable supply of day-old chicks. Some farmers might struggle to find hatcheries willing to supply them, while others believe the chicks they receive are of inferior-quality. Sometimes farmers are also advised to consider using smaller hatcheries in order to obtain…

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What is happening in the markets of Zambia, Namibia and South Africa?

Better yields in 2017 has seen grain prices plummeting across the markets of the region, but it is not all bad news for farmers, according to Absa Bank's regional update. ZAMBIA Soya Beans prices have plummeted and are now trading around $265 per ton. Some off takers are rumoured to…

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Nothing stands in this farmer’s way

A year ago Gugu Mlihpa was named South Africa's emerging farmer of the year. Gugu is a born entrepreneur. She’s always on the lookout for a gap in the market and even joined a professional kitchen to learn first-hand from the chef how to deliver market-ready produce. Not only has…

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